April 11-12: A Weekend of Inquiry

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Don’t let this weekend pass you by without taking part in an ancient art form, investigating Neanderthals, and traveling far beyond our solar system. 

On Sunday,visit the Museum for a Special Folding Fun Session. OrigamiUSA will lead up to ten classes throughout the day for all folding levels. Learn to fold animals, stars, action models and much, much more! 

Origami capuchin monkey  AMNH/R.Mickens

Origami capuchin monkey 

AMNH/R.Mickens


Join Museum staff and students from Millennium Brooklyn High School in the Sackler Lab Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm to test a new interactive program, “CSN: Crime Scene Neanderthal.” Be part of the investigation to discover clues about Neanderthal culture and help learn more about what could have killed off this recent human relative. 

High school students Monica Chhay and Sarah Carrillo show a visitor how to use a smartphone to create virtual Neanderthal tools. © AMNH/M. Shanley

High school students Monica Chhay and Sarah Carrillo show a visitor how to use a smartphone to create virtual Neanderthal tools.

© AMNH/M. Shanley


If you are itching to get out of the city, look no further than the Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe. Explore the farthest reaches of the universe and learn about cutting edge astrophysics with Narrator Neil deGrasse Tyson. 


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